#ThewRap: Videos you need to watch this week June 25 – July 1, 2018


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#ThewRap: Videos you need to watch this week June 25 – July 1, 2018
'Stupid God', Duterte ratings and economy in the "doldrums?"

Dear Rappler reader,  

Here are this week’s big stories and their videos:  President Rodrigo Duterte calls God stupid, angering Catholics and Evangelical Churches. Hear it from Social Weather Stations’ president Dr Mahar Mangahas who says Duterte still has two other presidents to match in terms of a prolonged honeymoon phase. And find out if the economy really is “in the doldrums” from economics PhD student JC Punongbayan. 

Below are the videos you shouldn’t miss.

Duterte blasts Bible creation story: ‘Who is this stupid God?’

After ranting about the Catholic Church, the President now has a beef with the concept of ‘original sin’ in the Genesis creation story

Rappler Talk: Dr Mahar Mangahas on Duterte’s survey ratings so far

Rappler talks to Social Weather Stations president Dr Mahar Mangahas

Is the Philippine economy really ‘in the doldrums’?

The economy is far from stagnant. What’s alarming is President Duterte’s apparent cluelessness about the signs of trouble and the need to chart a steady course.

Rappler Talk: Morales on victories, restoring credibility to the Office of the Ombudsman

Watch Rappler’s interview with Ombudsman Conchita Carpio Morales on Wednesday, June 27

WATCH: USS Ronald Reagan docks in the Philippines for the first time

The USS Ronald Reagan is in the Philippines after sailing in the South China Sea unimpeded

WATCH: How did you come out?

In celebration of Pride Month, Rappler talks to members of the LGBT community to ask them about their stories and how they found the courage to come out

[Right of Way] The fault in our signs: MMDA takes corrective action on Katipunan

The Metropolitan Manila Development Authority fixes at least 6 problematic road signs and pavement markings along Katipunan Avenue

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